My professor in lecture yesterday said that if a set is closed and bounded in a metric space it doesn't necessarily imply that it is compact. If X = R^n, then it does happen to be true, however. I was trying to construct an example, but I am getting confused. If I let X = R, and Y = (0,1) where Y is a subspace of X, then A = (0,1/2] is closed and bounded in Y. However, from where do I choose the open cover? That is, open relative to X or Y? I know in this case it won't make a difference, but maybe in differently chosen X, Y and A it might. I guess this is a matter of definition, but would like some help. Thanks a lot.